My Response to Jillian Michaels on Keto

I actually love that Jillian went the route of cellular health in her objection to the ketogenic diet.
 
Because cellular health is actually one of the main benefits of keto.
 
Jillian says, "Your cells, your macromolecules, are literally made up of protein, fat, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. When you do not eat one of those macronutrients, you're STARVING your cells."
 
Are you??
 
Let’s take a look at some science before we get our nutrition advice from a trainer who basically broke people’s metabolisms on The Biggest Loser.
 
Here are 3 reasons keto is amazing for your cells:
 
1. Keto enhances mitochondrial health.
 
Listen, I'm going to tell you why your cells aren't "starving" on keto in just a minute, but at the risk of you navigating away from this post, I'm putting this first. You need to know this.
 
Mitochondrial health is why I think everyone should go through a phase of the ketogenic...
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Why I Think You Should Do Keto. But Not Forever.

If you've never done keto, I 100% think you should do it. Give it 2 months of solid commitment.
 
Why?
 
1. To teach your body how to easily tap into its own fat stores and USE that fat as fuel (um, yay!).
2. To see what your brain feels like on ketones.
3. To learn just how much anxiety all that sugar is creating.
4. To create a LASTING enhancement of your metabolism, even when you aren't keto anymore.
 
We are the first generation coming out of a decades-long brainwashed society that believed fat was bad for us. Every single one of us grew up being made to believe "Reduced Fat" or "Fat Free" on a box of cookies meant they were "healthier cookies." Ugh.
 
Now that we know better (and if you don't know better, read this and this and this), taking our bodies through a ketogenic phase will teach it how to use FAT as its primary fuel source- whether that's dietary fat or your own body fat.
 
And what happens when you do that? You lose...
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